Opinion contributor Dick Polman, a veteran national political columnist based in Philadelphia and a Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, writes at DickPolman.net. His work appears on Mondays on the Capital-Star's Commentary Page. Readers may email him at [email protected].
Did this trio of Trump lawyers deal their careers an irrecoverable blow? | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 17, 2023
It’s been satisfying to see those guys suffer the consequences of fronting for a crime boss.
Republicans crying over cocaine at the White House have forgotten Jan. 6 | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 10, 2023
What's more worrying in 2024: A summer mystery about white powder? Or a threatened White House restoration of white power.
Getting … stuff … done: A winning message for Dems in 2024 | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - July 3, 2023
Results are always better than the MAGA sideshow. It's not a tough choice.
The Hunter Biden hunt ends not with a bang, but a whimper | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 26, 2023
Naturally, twice-indicted Donald Trump is very upset about this plea deal.
Trump didn’t get the turnout he wanted for his Miami perp walk | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 19, 2023
Why didn't the MAGA faithful show up? They were afraid of going to jail.
Chris Christie won’t win the GOP prez nomination. But he can serve a good purpose | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 12, 2023
It takes a brawler to fight a brawler. The combative former Garden State governor fits the bill.
We should feel good about sane adults reaching across the aisle | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - June 5, 2023
The debt ceiling deal is the kind of compromise voters say they want from their elected leaders.
With TV town hall, Trump suckered CNN right into his sewer | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - May 15, 2023
Trump was emboldened by the audience questions, which were more vapid and than we could’ve predicted.
Flexing its muscle, Gen Z puts MAGA on defense | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - April 17, 2023
I’m updating a plea uttered by Princess Leia in “Star Wars”: “Help us, Generation Z! You’re our only hope!” Fortunately, the youngest voters in the electorate (current ages 18 to 26) are already helping us, big time. By landslide margins, as best evidenced at the ballot box, they’re sickened by the MAGA GOP’s racism, sexism, […]
A Mom’s Plea: ‘How is this still happening? How are our children still dying?’ | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - April 3, 2023
They are dying, and will continue to die, because America’s spineless 'leaders,' cowed by the gun lobby, have given up.
Ron DeSantis talks tough to Disney, but is a Putin appeaser | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - March 20, 2023
Putin needs a Neville Chamberlain in the White House. DeSantis fits the bill to a T.
Rupert Murdoch said the quiet part about Fox News out loud | Dick Polman
By: Dick Polman - March 6, 2023
The rajah of right-wing propaganda has been stripped bare.